Pune: The Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Deemed University on Monday started a Certificate Course in Research Methodology for students from various universities.
It was inaugurated by former Air Marshal (AM) Bhushan Gokhale and Vice Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University Professor Nitin Karmalkar.
The six-month long course has around 25 students enrolled specifically for the course, along with 26 students pursuing M.Phil at Deccan College, for whom the course is compulsory. The eligibility for applying for the course was a masters degree in any discipline.
“For the first week, the students will have sessions by experts from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm every day. After that, they will have to submit an assignment every fortnight. There will be a written examination in the month of December, after which the students will have to make presentations. The students will be assessed on the basis assignments and written exam,” Dr Pradnya Kulkarni, the course coordinator at Deccan College said.
Earlier, at the inauguration, Karmalkar and Gokhale spoke about their experience while conducting research and guided the students.
Professor Jayashree Sathe of Deccan College said that though the course began in 2010, it was earlier available to the students of Deccan College only. “We realised that research methodology is required for all students irrespective of their discipline. So, we revised the syllabus and then made the course available to all students.”
Professor VS Shinde, VC, Deccan College, Deemed University was also present. “The college provides several facilities and expert guidance for research scholars and I urge all students to take full advantage of the facilities provided to them,” Shinde said.